Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Physical education, originally called physical culture, began as hygiene and physiology instruction taught by the college’s resident physician. Yet, it was not until 1921 that a Department of Physical Education was created, with Mary Channing Coleman serving as the first department head.¬†Following the sudden death of Coleman in 1947, Ethel L. Martus succeeded her as […]

The School of Health and Human Performance (HHP) was established in 1991 and encompassed programs previously included in the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (HPERD). In a 2012 restructuring, HHP was dissolved, and three of the five academic departments moved to the newly formed School of Health and Human Sciences. Celia Hooper, […]

In 1965, the North Carolina General Assembly honored the request of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for appropriations to establish a School of Nursing which would offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The School open in September 1966 with Dr. Eloise R. Lewis serving as the first Dean. […]